Need more Coconut Parks in all states: CDB

Kochi: Coconut Development Board (CDB) has stressed the need to encourage and promote more "coconut parks" in all major coconut producing districts in all states.

In Kerala, KINFRA (Kerala Infrastructure Development Authority) and KSIDC (Kerala state Industrial Development Corporation) have initiated preliminary steps in this regard, according to CDB Chairman T K Jose.

KSIDC has already taken possession of about 135 acres of land at Kuttiyadi in Kozhikode district for a `Kera Park` and hopes to complete the process this year itself, Jose said. KINFRA has also identified land for similar project in Thrissur district.

Kerala Government has declared three coconut Bio Parks in the state during 2012-13. Such models can be followed by other states as well, he said.